Daily Archives: 17 September 2021

17 September 1621 – St. Robert Bellarmine – Doctor and Pot Scrubber of the Church – 400th anniversary of his death

Today, 17 September, is the anniversary of the death of St. Robert Bellarmine, “hammer of heretics”.  In the traditional calendar he is celebrated on 13 May. Today is the 400th anniversary of his death. This mighty Doctor was a true … Read More

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Benedict XVI breaks silence: intro to new volume in an anthology series – includes thoughts on “same-sex unions”

I recall a time when I was genuinely eager for the rumored release of papal documents.  They would come out and I would read them carefully looking for the good stuff. These days I don’t have that zeal and I … Read More

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